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Oscar Dominguez: Lighting Design on 'The Voice'

If you’re having trouble getting a job, ask dad for help. That’s how Oscar Dominguez landed his first post-high school gig.

There was a little television studio not far from a restaurant that my father ran, a little Mexican place,” Oscar says. “[The studio] guys would stop in from time to time. [My dad] went over and said, ‘Hey, my son’s all right at fixing stuff and he’s relatively clever. Could you guys give him a job?’”

Mercury Sound and Lighting

Mercury Sound and Lighting is a live production services company specializing in audio/visual design and installations for commercial clients.

Second Unit Director

The second unit of a film is a crew that is responsible for shooting supplementary footage; this includes establishing shots, stunts, inserts, and cutaways. This crew is separate from the first unit, which is the team that films scenes with the leading cast. When a series of shots are deemed too expensive, dangerous, or time-consuming for the first unit to accomplish, the second unit director leads his or her team to capture the necessary scenes.

Special Effects Technician

In live production, special effects can involve any elements consisting of water, fire, haze, pyrotechnics, confetti cannons, and similar atmospheric or mechanical devices. This department works closely with the scenic, automation, and props crews, and may see some overlap between them.

AV Concepts

AV Concepts provides audio-visual and creative services for a wide range of live and televised events. Founded by Red Mandrick and Nick Smith in 1987, the company continues to push the boundaries of technological innovation in the field of live production.

Special Effects Designer

The execution of special effects on stage is a complicated and intricate process; as the audience is live and up-close, directors do not have the luxury of another take, such as in film or television, and there is no polishing in post-production. Instead, all effects must perform correctly the first time and do so repeatedly for each performance. This calls for intense collaboration between design departments, as well as the skill and expertise of a highly trained professional.

Deck Electrician

Working in tandem with the lighting console operator on a live show, the deck electrician lives backstage and ensures the smooth operation of all lighting and electrical elements. In addition to his or her show track, this technician is always standing by to jump in and tackle a potentially show-ending power failure.

Swank Audio Visuals

P. Ray Swank and his wife Lucille founded Swank Audio Visuals more than 70 years ago. The company initially entered the market as a portable projection service that supplied motion picture entertainment for events. Today, the organization has grown to include a wider variety of multimedia event services, from design to installation and operation.

High End Systems

High End Systems is an entertainment lighting and control systems manufacturer founded by Richard Belliveau and Lowell Fowler. The company is best known for their Flying Pig Systems line of Wholehog lighting consoles.

WorldStage

In 2007, ScharffWeisberg merged with Video Applications to form a new comapny, WorldStage. The company is an industry leader in event and production technology with more than 30 years of experience serving the entertainment industry and corporate clients.